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Listed here are the upcoming publications scheduled in our Delivery Programme for the year.

    Systems Leadership: Enhancing the role of social care

    Published: Feb 2020

    Systems Leadership: Enhancing the role of social care

    Legislative demands and financial constraints require services to increasingly work together across traditional service boundaries. This Strategic Briefing looks at what systems leadership can bring to this process and illustrates the culture required to make it a successful venture.

    Designed for: Strategic and practice leads, service managers, Heads of Service and team managers in Adult Services.

    Designing effective safeguarding adult review learning events

    Published: Feb 2020

    Designing effective safeguarding adult review learning events

    This Practice Tool aims to support the development and delivery of effective learning events following the completion of a safeguarding adults review.

    Designed for: Safeguarding adults review authors, learning and development leads, safeguarding leads, Safeguarding Adult Board Managers, Safeguarding Adult Board Chairs.

    Forced labour and adult social care

    Published: Feb 2020

    Forced labour and adult social care

    Forced labour is any work or service in which people are forced to do against their will, under threat of punishment. This can take place in a wide range of employment sectors, including social care. People using health and social care services may also be victims of modern slavery or human trafficking.

    Social care organisations also have a role in identifying victims of modern slavery and human trafficking who come to them to access services. This Strategic Briefing aims to enable strategic leaders to become familiar with the key research and gain a greater understanding as to what will best support victims of forced labour.

    Designed for: Local authority strategic leaders and decision-makers. It will also be of interest to frontline managers and their staff.

    Rethinking rough sleeping

    Published: Feb 2020

    Rethinking rough sleeping

    In recent years there has been a significant increase in homelessness in the UK. This Strategic Briefing draws on evidence to illustrate where social care, alongside other support services, could take opportunities to act earlier to prevent people reaching crisis point and ending up homeless. It draws upon specific qualitative research with people currently sleeping on the streets, conducted as part of the European Ending Street Homelessness Campaign, to develop an understanding of individual needs and how services could support them out of crisis.

    The briefing aims to support strategic leaders in developing and communicating a locally relevant approach to delivering social care to prevent homelessness. It also makes recommendations on how to deliver social care directly to people who are sleeping rough and support them back into secure housing.

    Designed for: Senior leaders, Clinical Commissioning Group members, commissioners and Assistant Directors.

    Housing supply: Meeting the needs of the future social care population

    Published: Feb 2020

    Housing supply: Meeting the needs of the future social care population

    This Leaders Briefing aims to support practitioners in making best use of the information available to inform discussions and decisions about housing options with key partners locally. It will support practitioners to develop solutions that meet the needs of the future social care population in local areas.

    Designed for: Leaders of Adult Services including Lead Members, Chief Executives, Directors and Safeguarding Board Leads.

    County lines and criminal exploitation: A lifespan perspective

    Published: Feb 2020

    County lines and criminal exploitation: A lifespan perspective

    ‘County lines’ refers to the practice of exploiting children, young people and adults to traffic drugs across county boundaries using dedicated mobile phone lines or other forms of ‘deal line’. It is estimated that in 2018 there were more than 1000 branded county lines across the UK (National Crime Agency, 2019).

    This Frontline Briefing examines existing research, knowledge and learning on county lines from child and adult sectors across rural and urban settings. It explores how and why people may be exploited at different times of their lives and offers a practical tool to support practitioners in identification and effective intervention.

    Designed for: All those working in Children’s, youth and Adult Services.

    Leading with compassion

    Published: Nov 2019

    Leading with compassion

    This briefing explores what is needed to support the development of compassionate leadership skills in both supervisors and those they directly supervise and work with. It includes:

    • Examples of leadership models and styles of leadership that lend themselves to compassionate practice and which promote an environment and culture that help compassionate practice to flourish in adult social care.
    • The links between national frameworks and opportunities which guide the development of compassionate leadership practice in adult social care.
    • An exploration of what compassionate leadership looks like and the role of supervisors in enabling leadership to be developed in others.
    • The challenges of ‘compassion fatigue’ and the need for resilience.

    The briefing also provides some practical tools to support the development of compassionate leadership skills across organisations.

    Designed for: Supervisors in adult social care.

    Embedding trauma informed approaches in adult social care

    Published: Nov 2019

    Embedding trauma informed approaches in adult social care

    We are all impacted by our past experiences, which can have a lasting effect on the way we view and experience the world. This Frontline Briefing will develop the capacity of practitioners to understand how complex trauma affects people. Practitioners reading this publication will build their confidence in applying trauma-informed approaches in their work with people across the life course.

    Designed for: Social workers, support workers and team managers in direct practice with adults.

    Autism inclusive practice

    Published: Nov 2019

    Autism inclusive practice

    This Practice Tool provides an overview of ways in which practitioners can work more inclusively with people who are autistic. It also signposts to a range of resources and further reading that supports practice in this area. The resource is useful not only for people working in adult services, but people working at any place in an organisation, as the messages are applicable to working with colleagues, as much as they are in working with people in our practice.

    Designed for: All those working within organisations.